Medicine X | ED 2017

Presenter Preparation Information

As an accepted Medicine X | ED 2017 presenter, you are amongst a cohort of leading thinkers across a diverse set of disciplines and backgrounds.

Below you will find general content guidelines for preparing your presentation for the Medicine X global and in-person audience, as well as specific instructions based on presentation format.

*Please note that if we have reached out to you to notify you of main stage attendance additional details will be provided regarding preparing to speak on the plenary stage.

General Content Guidelines

1. Dream big. Reveal something never seen before. Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world.

2. Show us the real you. Some of the most impactful speakers we have hosted on our stage had shared vulnerabilities, personal triumphs and challenges.

3. Make the complex plain. Don’t speak in abstractions. Give examples. Tell stories. Be specific. Only good science please.

4. No selling from the stage. Do not pitch your products or services or ask for funding from the stage. Please no calls to action to “visit our office” or “website.”

6. Comment and engage. Feel free to comment and engage with others speakers’ talks in your own presentation. Controversy energizes.  Enthusiastic endorsement is powerful.

8. Clarity and structure. Every point within a talk should serve the purpose of proving the talk’s main idea and its importance. Make sure these points will be understood by the audience, and there’s a clear explanation as to why they matter and are relevant.

9. Brevity. End your talk on time.

We highly suggest that you revise your talk at least once before your presentation as well as rehearse.

Oral Presentation

  • Oral presentations are 20 minutes in length. Prepare to speak for the first 15 minutes of your allotted time with remaining 5 minutes reserved for questions from the audience.
  • Out of respect for of other session presenters, we must insist that speakers do not exceed their allotted time. The chair in charge of moderating your session guide your talk to a close after 15 minutes.
  • When you have finished preparing your slides please send us a copy with any attached files to MedicineXEdSpeakers@gmail.com by Friday, March 31, 2017. If you need to make changes to your slides after this date, we can accept updates up until Friday, April 14, 2017. Presentations will be loaded from an Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer for digital projection.
  • Under no circumstances do we accept slides once your session has begun, nor can we accommodate presentations from personal computers.
  • To facilitate smooth transitions between sessions, plan to arrive at your designated location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your session.
  • We highly recommend that you bring a backup of your presentation on a USB or hard drive.

Rapid Report/ePatient Ignite! Presentation

  • Rapid Reports will be 5 minutes in length.
  • Please format your remarks as a five-minute Rapid Report/Ignite!. A Rapid Report/Ignite! consists of 20 slides changing every 15 seconds.
  • We seek original, impactful talks that are handcrafted for our Medicine X l ED audience.
  • There will be no podium, so we encourage you to walk around and use the space of the stage.
  • Given the format of this extremely fast-paced session, we ask that you be extremely mindful of time when planning your talk. The chair in charge of moderating your session will guide your talk to a close after 5 minutes, with no exceptions.
  • When you have finished preparing your slides please send us a copy with any attached files to MedicineXEdSpeakers@gmail.com by Friday, March 31, 2017. If you need to make changes to your slides after this date, we can accept updates up until Friday, April 14, 2017. Presentations will be loaded from an Apple MacBook computer for digital projection.
  • Under no circumstances will we be able to accept presentations once your session has begun, nor can we accommodate presentations from personal computers and devices.
  • We kindly request that you arrive at your designated location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your session.
  • Any presentation should also be prepared and stored on a USB and brought to the conference on the day of your presentation.

Panel Presentation

  • Panel Presentations are 45 minutes in length, including setup and set-down. The format of your panel will be determined by your panel’s moderator; this might include individual presentations followed by a moderated discussion session.
  • Please note that due to scheduling, we must insist that speakers do not exceed their allotted time. Unfortunately, there can be no exceptions with regard to the time allotted for the duration of your presentation.
  • If have slides for your panel presentation, when you have finished preparing your slides please send us a copy with any attached files to MedicineXEdSpeakers@gmail.com by Friday, March 31, 2017. If you need to make changes to your slides after this date, we can accept updates up until Friday, April 14, 2017. Presentations will be loaded from an Apple MacBook computer for digital projection.
  • Under no circumstances will we be able to accept presentations once your session has begun, nor can we accommodate presentations from personal computers.
  • We kindly request that you arrive at your designated location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your session.
  • Any presentation should also be prepared and stored on a USB and brought to the conference on the day of your presentation.

Workshop/Learning Lab Presentation

  • Workshops and Learning Labs are each 45 minutes in length.
  • There will be a projector and computer available for your use at your discretion.
  • Please provide your own iPad/iPod if you would like that to display on-screen.
  • Please remember this is a Workshop/Learning Lab session. Audience interaction is extremely important. Please plan for time to interact with your audience. Plan for fun ways to engage your audience in your presentation.
  • Please note that due to scheduling, we must insist that speakers do not exceed their allotted time.
  • Please save any slides necessary for your workshop as a PowerPoint presentation on a USB flash drive. When you have finished preparing your slides please send us a copy with any attached files to MedicineXEdSpeakers@gmail.com by Friday, March 31, 2017. If you need to make changes to your slides after this date, we can accept updates up until Friday, April 14, 2017. Presentations will be loaded from an Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer for digital projection.
  • If you are using any video or sound clips in your presentation, please email us the original file alongside your presentation to MedicineXEdSpeakers@gmail.com.
  • We kindly request that you arrive at your designated speaking location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your session, to ensure that any necessary preparations are complete.
  • Any presentation should also be prepared and stored on a USB and brought to the conference on the day of your presentation.